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Biostatistics student receives NSF research fellowship

Ellen Graham
Ellen Graham

Ellen Graham, a doctoral student in biostatistics at the University of Washington has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 

The award provides Graham with a three-year stipend, coverage of tuition and fees, and access to professional development opportunities that support her as a developing scientist.

Graham is currently working on developing new methods to estimate HIV incidence using biomarker-based tests through a collaboration with Dr. Fei Gao, an assistant professor in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) is the country’s oldest fellowship program that directly supports students in various science, technology, and mathematics fields, and seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Since 1952, NSF has funded over 60,000 Graduate Research Fellowships out of more than 500,000 applicants. Currently, 42 Fellows have gone on to become Nobel laureates, and more than 450 have become members of the National Academy of Sciences.